Radiation readings in jets up to eight times normal and a jet stream-driven storm coming in at a sizzling 650% of background. Fukushima fallout in the American Heartland.
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Our second rain sampling on the second to last day of 2011 yielded highest radiation readings EnviroReporter.com has taken in precipitation since Japan’s triple meltdowns began.
Storm in Southwest Michigan where first storm sample comes in a whopping 561% of previous background radiation test. Jet stream’s front began over Pacific near Japan.
Los Angeles rain comes in at a sizzling 415% of normal, far higher than what triggers a radiation hazmat incident for the California Highway Patrol.
Santa Monica rain radiation reads 264% of normal. But is this sample, which decayed down to background within two days, reading hot because of so-called “radon progeny”?
EnviroReporter.com tests three months worth of HEPA filter-cleaned air in an historic downtown L.A. building with central air. Dust tests 364% of normal, hotter than expected.
Disturbing readings from one of Radiation Station Central’s HEPA filters after just 30 days of use: 308% of normal background higher. Alpha and beta radiation captured by the filter.
Los Angeles’ first impacted storm detected in Santa Monica was a troubling sign of what was to come later in the evening: suspected fallout from triple meltdowns at Fukushima Japan.
The Fukushima Express may have delivered a radioactive punch in the rain to Los Angeles thanks to the Jet Stream over the Pacific moving south as the weather cools.
After just 53 days of air cleaning at Radiation Station in Santa Monica, California, two HEPA filters’ dust aggregate comes in at a worrisome 216.0% of background higher than normal.
While a HEPA filter from Grover Beach, California, registered no additional radiation, two HEPA filters from Radiation Station Santa Monica were ~227% and ~222% of normal higher.
EnviroReporter.com inaugurates Radiation Conversation with high levels of radiation in Japanese products in Southern California, including beer, sake and green tea.
EnviroReporter.com travels to Bryce Canyon National Park. Rain clocks in at 258% of background with the most dangerous radiation, alpha, dominating the reading.
On six month anniversary of the Fukushima meltdowns, hot rain coming in between 207% and 270% over normal, long after so called radon-daughters were washed out of the electric air.
On a mournful night of thunder and lightning outside of Zion on the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 yields radioactive rain 204% times normal falling on solemn tourists.
Japanese vegetable juice spot checks at a whopping 53% over background. Not surprising to find this level of radiation in this Japanese juice, it is surprising to find it for sale in Los Angeles.
Japanese-made sake bought in Southern California registers 22.3% above background, but unlike background radiation, you swallow sake. Alpha radiation detected in tests of sake.